Tourism Portal for Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Time in Cabarete: Tue, Jan 23rd, 2018; 7:28 PM

Transportation from Santo Domingo's Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) to Cabarete

Please note that the following info may have changed with time, especially the rates.

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After passing through Customs & Immigration and picking up your luggage, you'll exit the Arrivals Terminal. It's here that you'll be met with warm tropical air and the hustle & bustle of people looking to help you with luggage or taxi service. If you would like luggage assistance, the going rate is US$1.00 per piece of luggage. If you do not wish for assistance, just firmly say 'No thank you', or even better, in Spanish, 'No gracias'. From here you have four transportation options to reach Cabarete.

Note that the rates and means of transport are updates from time to time. This means that the rates shown here may be different from what they actually are. Last update: September 12, 2017.

Taxi
Cost: US$200
Travel Time: 4 hours

Traveling by taxi is usually the fastest and most reliable form of transport from Santo Domingo to Cabarete. Finding a taxi outside the airport to drive to Cabarete is not a problem, but it can be a little more expensive to make the journey at night. If you are traveling during the day, and not in a hurry, ask your driver to take the faster Pay-toll road #7. It makes the trip much faster but since it costs about 500 pesos (some US$10) taxi drivers don't want to go this way. You might have to offer to pay this extra charge if you just want to get to Cabareteas quickly aspossible. It might be a bit of a negotiation.... However, the alternative route that might take about 45 minutes longer (depending the congestion through Santo Domingo) is more scenic and you do go through Santo Domingo(but not through any nice part of the city)...

Bus Transport
Cost: About US$40
Travel Time: Up to 7 hours

This is the least expensive transportation option but it can be quite a long journey after hours of flight travel. First you will have to take a taxi from the Santo Domingo Airport to ome of two Bus Station, which are located downtown Santo Domingo. The cost of the taxi is about US$20 to US$30 and if traffic is smooth, the ride is about 30 minutes. You have the choice between two bus companies, Caribe Tours and Metro. Both will get you up to Sosua. The bus ride from Santo Domingo can take about 5 hours. The buses are "highly" air-conditioned so bring a sweater or light jacket for the ride. From Sosua to Cabarete go to this page.

If you plan on taking this form of transportation, make sure you consider your time table to ensure you will meet the bus schedule. It can take anywhere from 1 - 2 hours after arriving, to pick up your luggage, go through Customs & Immigration, and then travel by taxi to the Bus Station. If you aren't able to reach the last bus, there are many hotels in Santo Domingo. Make sure you stay in the "Zona Colonial". Relax and take in the sights of the capital city and then arrange to take the bus the following day.

Rental Car
Cost: About US$70 (with gasoline)
Travel Time: 5 - 6 hours

A long drive after a long flight is not recommended. Driving in this country in the dark on unknown roads can cause a lot of stress – not something you should experience on vacation! But if you prefer to drive, there are car rental companies located at each international airport. The car can be rented directly from the airport and driven to Cabarete. Daily rental ranges from US$40-$80 (including insurance that you want to have). Note that very these companies may advertise a rate much lower than that but then oblige you to take their insurance which can often be more expensive than the rental.